Nglish as an International Language, ANALYTICAL PROJECT: VARIETIES OF ENGLISH

1. Introduction to the variety of English you are analysing (300-400 words)
You will need to introduce the variety of English which you are focusing on in around 300-400
words. Remember it must be a L1 or L2 variety.
Useful journals: World Englishes, English Today, English World-wide and Asian Englishes
Useful books: Oxford English Dictionary; World Englishes, Kirkpatrick, A (2007); World
Englishes, Melchers, G & P Shaw (2003)
2. Analysis of this variety of English at one analytical level using examples
(900-1000 words a do not include examples/transcriptions in your word count)
You will then need to focus on variation of a certain type using examples to exemplify these
differences. This should take up around 900-1000 words.
a. Level of variation (choose 1 of them to be a topic)
Phonological (e.g. characteristics of IrE accent)
Syntactic (e.g. non-standard grammar in African-American English)
Lexical (e.g. loan words from Maori in NZE)
Sociolinguistic (e.g. attitudes towards a?Ocker accenta in AusE)
Pragmatic (e.g. compliments in AmE)
b. Sources of examples
Film, television
Internet websites of varieties of English
Recordings of native speakers or from interactions with speakers of other varieties of
English
Written texts (novels, short stories, newspaper articles)
3. Conclusion (200 words)
4. References

Nglish as an International Language, ANALYTICAL PROJECT: VARIETIES OF ENGLISH

ANALYTICAL PROJECT: VARIETIES OF ENGLISH
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modified 02/2012
i · Individual project: You are to write a 1500-word analysis of EITHER phonological, syntactic,
lexical, sociolinguistic OR pragmatic variation in ONE variety of L1 or L2 English.
i · It should include language samples taken from a?authentica language in conversations, film,
television, printed material and so on. List of words, structures or phonemes are not
sufficient. This means you must show the occurrence of particular phonemes, syntactic
structures, lexemes, sociolinguistic or pragmatic features in an oral or written text sample
from the variety of English you are analysing.

Suggested structure for your report:
1. Introduction to the variety of English you are analysing (300-400 words)
You will need to introduce the variety of English which you are focusing on in around 300-400
words. Remember it must be a L1 or L2 variety.
Useful journals: World Englishes, English Today, English World-wide and Asian Englishes
Useful books: Oxford English Dictionary; World Englishes, Kirkpatrick, A (2007); World
Englishes, Melchers, G & P Shaw (2003)
2. Analysis of this variety of English at one analytical level using examples
(900-1000 words a do not include examples/transcriptions in your word count)
You will then need to focus on variation of a certain type using examples to exemplify these
differences. This should take up around 900-1000 words.
a. Level of variation
Phonological (e.g. characteristics of IrE accent)
Syntactic (e.g. non-standard grammar in African-American English)
Lexical (e.g. loan words from Maori in NZE)
Sociolinguistic (e.g. attitudes towards a?Ocker accenta in AusE)
Pragmatic (e.g. compliments in AmE)
b. Sources of examples
Film, television
Internet websites of varieties of English
Recordings of native speakers or from interactions with speakers of other varieties of
English
Written texts (novels, short stories, newspaper articles)
3. Conclusion (200 words)
4. References